Ms. Vallarie Yiega
Vallarie is an advocate of digital literacy and inclusion for poverty alleviation. She works as a researcher at the Committee of Fiscal Studies which focuses on fiscal policy and development. She researches on issues around Internet Governance and the digital economy.
She is a former Nextgen participant at ICANN 65 in Morocco, a KESIG fellow, an AFRINIC 31 Fellow in Angola and currently the program ambassador for ICANN 68 AND 69 Nextgen participants which will be held virtually. She is also an IGF Youth Ambassador 2020.
Her passion for digital awareness fueled her involvement as a Digital Grassroots ambassador and a representative for YouthIGF movement in Kenya. In both the positions she has championed digital literacy through university training, round table discussions and grassroots awareness with a special focus on getting more youth involved in internet governance.
She is also part of the fair digital business working group convened by the German Informatics Society that gathers young people globally to give their inputs on various thematic areas ahead of the annual IGF.